"Moral Guardians and the Origins of the Right to Privacy" - Jeffery A. Smith

Byline: Jeffery A. Smith; 2008-05-01; Journalism and Communication Monographs; pages pp. 63+ 44

Report: Legal and Scholarly Analysis and Commentary

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". . .Before the rise of sensational journalism in the 1830s, newspapers were often celebrated as informative and socially beneficial vehicles of enlightenment. Later assessments of the press frequently found some kinds of subject matter distinctly improper. . ."

Description:Jeffery Smith discusses the concept of the legal right to privacy and how it relates to journalism.

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